Energy Management Skill Set Development

Date —

01 Oct 2019

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

The membership of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) has been invited to comment on a project to develop a cross sector energy management skill set reflecting the skills and knowledge required to plan and implement an organisation’s energy management system.

Key Issues —

The Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) Skills Service Organisation is seeking advice from ITECA membership on a proposed new cross sector energy management skill set for inclusion in the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

The drafts have been informed by stakeholder feedback, particularly by subject matter experts on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC) ultimately approves content in the MSS Training Package.

The key objective of this project is to develop a cross-sector energy management skill set reflecting the skills and knowledge required to plan and implement an organisation’s energy management system. These skills are used in many different job roles. Energy management responsibilities may be part of a broader work role or a primary job role. In some cases, the individual may work as an external advisor. Work to date has highlighted the need for consistency with ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.

Below is a brief summary of the three units in the skill set:

Investigate energy management as a business issue

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify the business context for energy management, research the energy management framework and determine broad potential opportunities for a business. It is a broad unit that informs more specific energy management activities.

Plan, implement and monitor energy management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review energy use, and develop objectives, strategies and action plans for improved energy management in an organisation. It includes implementation and monitoring as well as consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders throughout the process.

Develop a business case for improved energy management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a business case from an existing energy management action plan. It includes a process of defining the scope, articulating expected benefits, and determining risk and resource requirements as the basis for developing the final business case. It includes financial modelling to support well informed decision making.

The advice sought from the IBSA Skills Service Organisation includes views as to whether the units of competency cover the skills and knowledge required by a broad range of industry sectors? Further information on the project and the consultation process is available at:

Energy Management Skill Set Development Consultation [EXT Link]

A number of webinars are being held on the project and information is available via the link above.

Please note that comment on the project should be sent directly to the team at the IBSA Skills Support Organisation and that it’s required by 17 October 2019.


Member Engagement:

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals belonging to the ITECA Mining & Energy Sector Interest Group.

Further Information:

For more information on this issue please send an email to vocational.education@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.

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